Andy Samberg and Lonely Island Freak Bill Macy for the U.S.A (Video)

Forget Steve Carell, these guys got robbed!

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Mark our words: The 2011 Emmy's will go down in history as the year of the biggest award show snub ever!

No, not because Steve Carell was screwed once again (that's what she said!), being denied the "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" honor for his six hilarious seasons as everyone's favorite boss, Michael Scott, on The Office, but because of the huge diss issued in another category -- "Outstanding Original Music or Lyrics."

Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, aka Lonely Island, dominated the category with three songs -- Jack Sparrow, I Just Had Sex, and 3-Way (The Golden Rule) -- but were beat out by Justin friggin' Timberlake, who's SNL monologue gave the pop star -turned-actor his second Emmy win of the evening (Timberlake also won the award for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" for hosting Saturday Night Live), and his third altogether, after his 2007 win for his duet with Samberg, D**k in a Box; a Christmas classic.

The snub wasn't enough to keep the men of Lonely Island from performing their three nominated songs during Sunday night's show, however. And they pulled out all the stops too, bringing along '90s crooner Michael Bolton, Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph, Ed Helms, John Stamos, and rapper Akon to help them with the medley.

The already awesome performance was made even more awesome (we didn't even think it was possible!) with a special appearance from actor William H. Macy, whose patriotism apparently knows no bounds.
 


True talent.

Congratulations on your win, Justin Timberlake, but remember, you'd be nothing without The Lonely Island.

Okay, so you'd still have all of the Grammy's, and sold-out concerts, and stuff, but you get the point.

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Shayla C. Perry is a freelance journalist based in New York. In addition to interviewing some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, and covering the latest in celebrity news & gossip, her forte (read: obsession) is examining the sensationalism, gall, and sheer genius of reality TV.

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